PULTENEY, Sir William. 21573



Autograph Letter in the third person, to Simon Fraser, Kings Arms Yard, making arrangements for “some conversation”. 1 page 8 x 6 inches, with the integral address leaf (old repair). Bath House [Piccadilly], 10 September 1782. Sir William Pulteney [formerly Johnstone], fifth baronet (1729–1805), politician and property developer (Great Pulteney Street). Pulteney’s American interests appear to have stemmed from the appointment of his brother George Johnstone as governor of West Florida in 1763 and existing Johnstone family interests in the West Indies. On the outbreak of the American War of Independence in 1776 he and his brother George, by then also an MP, became involved in attempts at reconciliation.